Essay by sniper786High School, 12th gradeA, June 2005

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Through are group discussions we have reviewed many different types of discrimination. We have found many similarities through out are discussions. The main causes of discrimination were lack of exposure with in the society. In each of the cases, like ageism, discrimination against the mentally challenge and sexism; People had bias opinions towards the underlying group because of lack of exposure. As Ashley stated for Ageism, the reason it has come about is the bias opinions between the different age groups that have formed because of lack of exposure causing bias opinions amongst them causing hatred. Discrimination against the mentally challenged, as Moretta explained was caused once again by a lack of exposure in to are society, in to are work place, or education system which has inputted a bias and prejudice thoughts in are minds. Once again we see this in Sexism, but not so much exposure to them in society but exposure to them in high paying job or sports or other activities where the bias opinion is that males dominate as Jonathon stated.

All of these lack of exposure leads to bias opinions, prejudice thoughts or discrimination towards the group which rather than feeling angered or outraged by it, the group may accept the notion that they deserve it. This is particularly dangerous, as this self-blame can lead to psychological distress, such as depression and negative attitudes towards one self. Because the group in every activity, where they do they feel they are being discriminated against whether it is working at a job or in school. They either are paid less or aren't allowed to get the education they want because of these bias opinions. And a common solution to this hatred is to expose society to different groups. Interact the elderly with the youths...